Associate Benefits Specialist

Location US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 1 month ago(04/28/2023 4:22 PM)
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Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Associate Benefits Specialist

External Description

Associate Benefits Specialist  



The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks an experienced Associate Benefits Specialist for the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) Office in Atlanta, representing over 15,000 pilots flying for Delta. The Associate Benefits Specialist provides professional support to the pilot group concerning their company- and union-sponsored employee benefit programs, including retirement (defined benefit and defined contribution), disability, health (medical, dental, vision, and account-based programs), life, and AD&D programs.  They may advise the pilot group’s Master Executive Council (MEC) R&I Committee; be an in-house consultant to other MEC committees in the area of employee benefits; and, as a daily contact for individual pilots, provide information and assistance in the benefits area.  They work with the company to resolve benefit issues for members and may participate in seminars for pilots nearing retirement throughout the DAL system.  Under close supervision or working with more experienced personnel in the MEC Office or ALPA National Office, and within the limitations of Association policy, they handle a variety of assignments and provide assistance to pilot governing bodies and to individual members on all subjects that affect their benefits program.  Because they work with members of the MEC, MEC committees, and other ALPA staff to provide the required benefit consulting expertise for the member or project under consideration, they will have an understanding of benefits, current trends and legislation (or have a willingness to learn), and will be expected to maintain knowledge in these areas. 


Local and national travel:  5 - 10 %.


ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant area from an accredited college or university is required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience working in employee benefits required, five (5) or more years strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of design and operation of retirement and welfare benefits.
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements applicable to retirement and welfare benefits, e.g., ERISA, ACA, FMLA, HIPAA, and Internal Revenue Code.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with MEC members, MEC committees, individual members, internal staff, and external contacts.
  • Certification as an Employee Benefits Paralegal or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) preferred.
  • Able to work flexible schedule on short-notice as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an integral part of a team.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.


Physical Demands:


Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.


Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel locally and nationally.  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.


Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)     


ALPA offers competitive salaries with terrific benefits, including:


  • 401k Plan with Non-Elective Employer Contribution of 11% plus 2% into a Market-Based Cash Balance Plan after 180 days of employment.  No employee contribution required!  The 401k plan includes a Roth option and 4-year vesting schedule.
  • Generous health care benefits on day one – PPO, Kaiser (where available), and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
  • 15 days paid vacation and 12 holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
  • Generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • Competitive parental leave;
  • Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts;
  • Retiree health plan;
  • Education Assistance Program; and,
  • Optional benefits including pet insurance, excess life insurance, legal plan, and qualified transportation fringe benefits, where available.


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